Artistic Director

We have enjoyed working under the direction of many distinguished musicians in our 65 years as a choir. Most recently we devoted time to exploring voice production and language under the expert guidance of multi-disciplinary artist Dianna Nixon.

For our last project of 2017, Handel’s Messiah with guest choristers, we have engaged baroque expert Peter Young as chorus-master. The concert will be conducted by the dynamic Leonard Weiss who has earned a reputation in Canberra as an innovative and engaging conductor across many genres of music.

In 2018 we plan to present a series of concerts, each prepared and conducted by guests drawn from the huge pool of talented musicians in and around Canberra … perhaps with an appearance by an interstate guest at the end of the year.  Watch this space as the concept develops!!


Previous CCS artistic/musical directors

  • Dianna Nixon, 2017
  • Tobias Cole, 2011-2016
  • Dr Peter Pocock, 2005-2010
  • Judith Clingan, 2004-2005
  • John Gilbert (Acting), Sept 2003-Dec 2003
  • Thomas Burge, Jan 2002-Sept 2003
  • Christoph Moor, July 2001-Oct 2001
  • Piroska Varga, Jan 2000-June 2001
  • Robyn Holmes, 1993-1999
  • Christopher Lyndon-Gee, 1989-1993
  • Hans Gunter Mommer, 1985-1989
  • Donald Hollier, 1977-1985
  • Ayis Ioannides, 1971-1976
  • Wilfred Holland, 1962-1971
  • Jane Malone, 1958-1961
  • Ronald Penny, 1952-1957